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Connexions: Sustainable Food, Ecosystems, and Biodiversity
Start Date: 6/5/2020Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 6/5/2020End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:

In this webinar we'll explore why biodiversity and ecosystems management are important components for building sustainable food systems. You'll hear from researchers working directly with communities engaged in food production practices that are centred on biodiverse ecosystems. Drawing on community-based research in Brazil, Ecuador, and the Northwest Territories, you'll learn about the unique challenges facing food systems actors and how communities are using agroforestry and other ecological food production principles to guide their work.

Speakers:

  • Alison Blay-Palmer - UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies and Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Sebastien Goupil - Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
  • Liette Vasseur - President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Chair on Community sustainability: from local to global
  • Andre Lacerda - Researcher at Embrapa Forestry
  • Eve Nimmo - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Ponta Grossa State University
  • Andrew Spring - Associate Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and Lead Researcher for the Northern Food Systems Research Group

Registration.

Location Information:
Online - Zoom
Contact Information:
Name: Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
Email: lcsfs@wlu.ca
Audience(s):
  • Everyone (open to public)
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